Internet http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19054/all en Is Malcolm Gladwell wrong on Egypt and social media? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110218/malcolm-gladwell-social-media-facebook-twitter <p> The pen might be mighty, but the photocopier is mightier yet, just as Facebook and Twitter dramatically outgun their predecessors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110218/malcolm-gladwell-social-media-facebook-twitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Egypt Facebook Internet Social Networking Twitter Culture & Lifestyle Opinion Technology Sat, 19 Feb 2011 14:34:00 +0000 David Case 5624759 at http://www.globalpost.com Few turn out for China's "Jasmine Revolution" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/110221/protest-dissent-jasmine-revolution <p> China&rsquo;s rulers, nearly 22 years after Tiananmen, are well-practiced in police control of crowds and discontent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/110221/protest-dissent-jasmine-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Internet Social Networking Twitter Politics China Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:03:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5625733 at http://www.globalpost.com Egyptian names his daughter "Facebook" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110221/egypt-facebook-wael-ghonim <p> Around five million Egyptians reportedly own Facebook accounts, more than in any other country in the Middle East.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110221/egypt-facebook-wael-ghonim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Egypt Internet Social Networking Offbeat Technology Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:29:14 +0000 News Desk 5625743 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel mulls dangers of allowing Google Street View http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/business-tech/110221/google-street-view-israel-jerusalem-tel-aviv <p> Israeli officials are concerned about putting unprecedented information about potential terrorism targets in the Jewish state on the internet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/business-tech/110221/google-street-view-israel-jerusalem-tel-aviv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Business Israel and Palestine Technology Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:06:00 +0000 News Desk 5625778 at http://www.globalpost.com Sex.com officially the most expensive domain name http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/business-technology/110222/sexcom-internet <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/business-technology/110222/sexcom-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Offbeat Technology Tue, 22 Feb 2011 18:15:00 +0000 News Desk 5626085 at http://www.globalpost.com China: A commie Google? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/china-commie-google <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet Panguso, a search engine approved by Beijing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> China has long had an uneasy relationship with the internet, from <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/asia/100723/china-internet-porn">porn</a> to <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/commerce/090612/photos-naked-african-women-no-problem-naked-pigs-banned">political protest</a>.</p> <p> The heart of this digitial dilemma is simple: how can central authorities use the power of the web to boost economic growth and efficiency, while maintaining some degree of control over it?</p> <p> The debate is not trivial.</p> <p> China has 457 million internet users (and 303 million mobile web users), more than any other country. Beijing employs an internet police force of some 30,000 people that monitors content and routinely blocks sites that mention Falun Gong, Tiananmen Square, the Dalai Lama and other sensitive topics. Last July, even Google gave up and pulled out of China amid censorship worries.</p> <p> But the story continues, and this week we learned about the latest entry into this long-running web drama: Panguso.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/china-commie-google" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Google Internet Macro Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:25:28 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5626561 at http://www.globalpost.com Google loses decision on digital library and bookstore http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110323/google-larry-page-digital-library <p> Judge Denny Chin said the settlement would have granted Google a &#39;&#39;de facto monopoly&#39;&#39; and the right to profit from books without the permission of copyright owners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110323/google-larry-page-digital-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Google Internet Technology Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:19:00 +0000 News Desk 5632711 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt Facebook status update: Mubarak under house arrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/110328/egypt-facebook-status-update-mubarak-military-foreign-news <p> The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces also said Monday that promised parliamentary elections will be held in September,</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/110328/egypt-facebook-status-update-mubarak-military-foreign-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Dictators Egypt Internet Elections Military Technology Mon, 28 Mar 2011 22:11:50 +0000 News Desk 5633814 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook page inciting Palestinian violence toward Israel removed (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/110329/israel-palestinian-facebook-intifada-jewish-news-video <p> The page urged Palestinians to take to the streets on May 15, or Nakba Day &mdash; the date on which Arabs mourn the establishment of Israel &mdash; after Friday prayers and begin an intifada (&quot;terror war&quot;).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/110329/israel-palestinian-facebook-intifada-jewish-news-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Conflict Zones Diplomacy Israel and Palestine Technology Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:10:38 +0000 News Desk 5634022 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia: Anti-porn crusader caught viewing porn resigns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/110411/porn-indonesia-pornography-internet-sex-politics-arifinto-quran <p> The Prosperous Justice Party&nbsp;has been the driving force behind anti-pornography legislation</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/110411/porn-indonesia-pornography-internet-sex-politics-arifinto-quran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Politics World Religion Indonesia Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:57:00 +0000 News Desk 5636882 at http://www.globalpost.com US man acquitted in Canada of child porn importation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110419/free-porn-child-pornography-anime-oral-sex-incest <p> Among the illegal images was one of a prepubescent girl administering oral sex, according to along with anime pornography and computer-generated images.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110419/free-porn-child-pornography-anime-oral-sex-incest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International sex news Internet Canada Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:17:17 +0000 News Desk 5638798 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter said to have bought TweetDeck for $50 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/110503/twitter-tweetdeck-ubertwitter-echofon-social-media-ubermedia <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/110503/twitter-tweetdeck-ubertwitter-echofon-social-media-ubermedia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Media News Twitter Business Tue, 03 May 2011 12:45:58 +0000 News Desk 5642073 at http://www.globalpost.com WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says US uses Facebook, Google to spy (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110504/wikileaks-julian-assange-facebook-twitter-nsa-spy-video <p> Assange also told RT that Google and Yahoo &quot;have built-in interfaces for U.S. intelligence.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/technology-news/110504/wikileaks-julian-assange-facebook-twitter-nsa-spy-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google Internet Twitter Technology Wed, 04 May 2011 15:22:00 +0000 News Desk 5642393 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea hackers blamed for bank crash in South http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/110504/north-korea-hackers-kim-jong-ill <p> &quot;North Korea should put a stop to this cyber terror immediately,&quot; Ministry of Unification spokeswoman Lee Jong-joo said Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/110504/north-korea-hackers-kim-jong-ill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dictators Google Internet Global Economy Technology South Korea Wed, 04 May 2011 17:37:00 +0000 News Desk 5642436 at http://www.globalpost.com Renren, China’s Facebook, sells shares on NYSE http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/110504/renren-china-facebook-nyse <p> BOSTON &mdash; Here&#39;s some news that should really pique the&nbsp;Winkelvoss twins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/110504/renren-china-facebook-nyse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Internet Business China Global Economy Technology Thu, 05 May 2011 01:08:00 +0000 David Case 5642519 at http://www.globalpost.com